I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…
Crank: High Voltage
He was dead...But he got better
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Movies like these exist in another realm. They do not make sense. They are proud of it. They celebrate a full-testosterone, chauvinistic, sexist, semi-pornographic, parodic, overtly violent and electricity-charged tsunami of the ideas that precocious adolescents under the influence of nerve-altering hallucinogenics would have if given lots of budget, a camera and lots of porn actors incuding Ron Jeremy in the cast to work for them in order to party with basically everything that is wrong with our insane society.
Yes, I love it. This is art.
A tracking shot might be moral
But no morals here.
"NO! My Hermes handbag!"
Fuck You de cinema.
An immoral cinema
Is also a free cinema.
Not a spectacle we want
But a spectacle we deserve.
action cinema brought to its knees. all the repugnant vulgarity turned up. all the heart and soul ripped out.
it's all we deserve.
what did chev chelios do to deserve any of this
Crank 2: I Can't Believe We Got Away With Making Another One of These
Explodes w unstoppable energy! FUCKIN insanely impressive fun!
Even more ridiculous than the first movie, this is just as entertaining and daft. Fans of subtlety need to look elsewhere. everyone else should give this a go.
....this somehow makes the original looked tamed by comparison........I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Això és bonkers fins i tot pels meus standards. I've seen the light.
Like it's predecessor, this movie is ridiculous and over the top. But that's a good thing.
More violent and swearier. Also a little more headache inducing.
While arguably wilder than its fantastic predecessor, Crank: High Voltage is also compromised by its altered repetition of some of the first film's notable sequences. This kind of repetition rarely works in sequels (see: The Hangover 2), but with the proper dose of self-reflexivity, films can occasionally pull it off (see: 22 Jump Street). Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor don't succeed on this particular front, however, the repetition is not a substantial anchor in their film's narrative structure, so it doesn't impair the material to a fatal degree. High Voltage is often strikingly entertaining, once again capturing the pulsating adrenaline that allowed the directors' debut to provide such a unique cinematic experience. Their attention to visual detail and tonal coherency despite structural chaos is also as apt as ever.
1. No sabía que había una primera parte
2. De lo más random que he visto en mucho tiempo
3. Una locura de principio a fin.
You can't hate a movie that succeeds so well in being so (purposely) stupid. Crank 2 is always a fun watch, 3 1/2 stars for Chev
Movies in which a cock is destroyed.
In anticipation of my upcoming short film, "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", I've organized…